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Dogs in the leisure experience.

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This book explores the social and cultural constructions and debates of what are dogs and what is leisure. It looks at how working dogs play a significant role in leisure experiences, and considers the differing roles and changing acceptance of dogs' involvement in sport. Within the setting of the animal welfare and sentience debates, it examines the leisure needs of dogs and their owners. The cha...

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Chapter 6 (Page no: 107)

The boarding kennel and dog day-care centre: dog holidays.

This chapter explores the history, scale and nature of boarding kennels and dog day-care centres. Associated with these businesses, the chapter also discusses the professional pet-sitting industry. This analysis is set within the recognition of the changing nature of human-dog relations and the values associated with pet dogs by their owners/human companions and society in general. Based on the recognition of the changing position of dogs in society in general, and within individual families and human perceptions of the leisure needs of dogs, this chapter discusses the potential future for the boarding kennel, dog day-care and pet-sitting industries.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Carr, N.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 18) Working dogs. Author(s): Carr, N.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 30) Sport dogs. Author(s): Carr, N.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 57) Leisured dogs and dogs as leisure objects. Author(s): Carr, N.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 79) Providing for the leisured dog and dog as leisure object. Author(s): Carr, N.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 117) Dogs as cuisine. Author(s): Carr, N.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 128) Dog cuisine. Author(s): Carr, N.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 136) Conclusions. Author(s): Carr, N.

Chapter details

  • Year of Publication
  • 2014
  • ISBN
  • 9781780643182
  • Record Number
  • 20143399932